One of a pair with the Unicorn Statue, 'The statues, each standing on a tall pedestal, are a representation of the lion and unicorn from the United Kingdom Royal coat of arms. The plinths have carved floral panels on three sides. The lion stands at the west entrance of Robertson Terrace on the junction with Carlisle Parade and the unicorn at the east.'
'The figures represent the ‘Arms of Dominion’. The lion represents England and the Unicorn represents Scotland. The heraldic unicorn is chained as it was regarded in folklore as a very dangerous beast only tameable by a virgin.'